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Re: [TCML] Insulating a MOT

Could try  epoxy resin or paraffin wax, both are good dielectrics

On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 12:45 PM, <mrapol@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I have a single MOT in use as a (moderately) high voltage source. It's
> working fine, but at high voltages I get arcing between the primary and the
> grounded core. It doesn't seem to be damaging anything, but I'd like to
> stop it. Layers of black electrical tape had no effect, and I don't want to
> dunk the whole thing in oil.
> I was thinking if some kind of applied insulation, like liquid tool-dip
> rubber or the asphalt-rubber spray on undercoating sold for cars and as a
> stop-leak. Would these be a waste of time, you think, or even a fire
> hazard? Any ideas how to insulate a standing MOT without using oil?
> Paul
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